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#1 Cooperman

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:14 PM

If anyone is interested, there is a 1963 part-prepared rally Cooper coming up for auction on June 20th.
It is at Anglia Car Auctions (ACA).
It would make a superb historic rally car.
Take a look on their web site formore info.

#2 owenlcr

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:35 PM

Can see it fetching alot more than the guide price

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:42 PM

Do you know the car Cooperman?



#4 g111mds

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:18 AM

The green traveller looks interesting too.



#5 bpirie1000

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:37 AM

https://angliacarauc...is-mini-cooper/

Looks o.k. but would want to see under it before blind bidding from a far..

Good find though.. So little original cars of the 60's left.

#6 beardylondon

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:43 AM

Cars are usually only auctioned for a reason, if it’s that great, why haven’t they just advertised it I wonder?

#7 Cooperman

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:10 PM

I don't know the car myself. I did speak with a friend who is well-known for his rally Minis and his restoration business and he knows of it. He would only buy it to fully prepare as a 1275 'S' and he said that at around the guide price it is not quite commercially viable when the need to make a proper profit on the man hours is included.

If I had the space I would probably make a bid as I have a spare 1275 'S' block, crank & rods and could fit these in fully rebuilt 100+ bhp form.

It looks like it has been re-shelled in the distant past, but then most Mk.1 rally cars have been so I don't see that as an issue. The reason I say this is that the black leathercloth is missing across the top dash rail and up the A-posts. I have a roll of that as well!

That would make up into a fine historic 1275 Cooper 'S' eligible for international or national rallies. 

At a guess, around £7000 in parts (new seats, belts, an engine - pre A+ 1275 is acceptable), navigation instruments, etc).

Who will put in a bid for this? You could be out rallying in it next year when rallying re-starts.



#8 GraemeC

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:53 PM

I know someone interested, but would like to know more about the quality of it as it stands.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 07:03 AM

Cars are usually only auctioned for a reason, if it’s that great, why haven’t they just advertised it I wonder?

There are many reasons for selling a car via auction, it doesn't automatically mean there is something suspicious or iffy about it.

#10 Jase

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 11:42 AM

 

Cars are usually only auctioned for a reason, if it’s that great, why haven’t they just advertised it I wonder?

There are many reasons for selling a car via auction, it doesn't automatically mean there is something suspicious or iffy about it.

 

I agree, I just bought a TR4A via auction, only had photographs to go by and the description. Superb car and better than I expected.






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